Selected Articles from our
The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLE from the Winter 2008 Issue
Rita Sarnicola of CROW- Citizens Respectful Of Wildlife
– Will Be Speaking Up For The Crows
February 28, 6:30 pm,
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Library, Geneva
Kevin McGowan, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Mary Hess, HWS
Department of English
Gordon Eddington, City of Geneva
Citizens Respectful Of Wildlife
Mark Deutschlander, moderator from the HWS
Department of Biology.
A Discussion of Perspectives: Crow Roosting in the
Finger Lakes Region.
This panel discussion will examine the annual winter
visitation of crows to the shoreline communities of the Finger Lakes region
and how attitudes have changed over time in regard to the ecological and
cultural value and management of crows. The panel will focus primarily on
the impact of the crow populations on Finger Lake communities, particularly
why the crows roost in such numbers and locations and how Finger Lake
communities cope with annual crow roosting.
Audience members at this event
will gain insight into the unique biological characteristics and historic
cultural value of this avian species. In addition, common options considered
and utilized for their management by the City of Geneva will be discussed,
for crows often roost along the shorelines of Seneca Lake.
of community activism to encourage respect and appreciation of wildlife will
also be presented. The panelists will each talk for about 10 minutes,
followed by time for discussion and comment from the audience.
the students of Prof. Mark Deutschlander’s Bird Obsessions course, a
first-year seminar on bird and human interactions, will be on display
highlighting the biology of crows, the role of crows in myths and cultures
from around the world, and pervasiveness of crows in literature and art.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend this discussion to voice
questions and concerns to the experts in this panel. This event is free and
open to the public.
Registration is requested by calling (315) 781-4382 or by emailing
Finger Lakes Institute, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 601 S. Main
Street, Geneva, NY 14456.